When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for an investigation of the funding behind the opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque, this is what she had to say (video below):
“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded, How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”
Pelosi notes that the effort is “concerted” and assumes that it is “funded.” Opposition to the GZM is being “ginned up.” She didn’t claim to be holding a list of 205 conspirators in her hand, but she could easily have done so. It is indeed “a conspiracy so immense….” One senses that she is not completely in the grip of the reality principle.
One wonders whom is Pelosi joining in her call for an investigation. She is leading the charge and we hope she will stay on the case. There is much work to be done.
Pelosi characterizes the issue raised by the Ground Zero Mosque as one of zoning in New York City. A zoning issue! But not exactly the one Pelosi identified. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Pelosi Zone.
UPDATE: Rich Lowry and I are thinking along the same lines.